Communities are stronger
when every voice is heard.

ConTextos uses the power of education and personal narrative to promote healing and reflection, and to foster critical thinking and dialogue. We seek to lift up the voices and insights of people affected by trauma, to challenge assumptions, and to provoke change.

We Believe

Violence is not just an isolated moment between victimizer and victim. Hurt people hurt people, and violence spreads through networks: witnesses are likely to become victims are likely to become perpetrators. ConTextos aims to intervene at each point in this network of trauma by using the power of story and critical thinking to build empathy and understanding. We want to decrease violence and help individuals and communities heal, and also to create a space for all of us to imagine what a thriving community means. 

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June 15, 2021

Hard Histories

This piece was written during circle in our new program Into A Black Beyond. IABB is a digital reading & writing circle for Black Chicagoans…

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07/16/2021

El Mango Dorado reconoce la resistencia

Desde el 2013, ConTextos entrega el reconocimiento del Mango Dorado a los y las docentes que a través de proyectos propios e innovadores transforman la…

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07/16/2021

Sumanos nueve bibliotecas más

A finales de 2019 ConTextos y Hábitat subían a un escenario a recibir el premio “Caoba de la Fundación Gloria de Kriete” para el proyecto…

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04/23/2021

Sin cruzar la puerta para sentirnos cerca en cuarentena

El proyecto “Sin Cruzar la Puerta” nació el 19 de marzo de 2020 con la urgencia de mantener conectada la comunidad  de ConTextos desde el…

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